I came across this place last year but have only now got around to including it in the blog. I was unsure whether to add it to “Shorties” or “Secrets”. It could have been either because this temple is located on the edge of Chiang Mai, out where we live, and is definitely off the tourist trail. It’s a bit graphic on many levels – not for the prudish or squeamish.
I have always had the impression of Buddhism as being pretty benign and harmless, much more so than some more traditional religions where there are still some aspects remaining today from the days when scaring the peasants into handing over more money was a good living for some.
This temple called Wat Mae Kaet, hidden away off a small back road in San Sai will change your view of gentle Buddhism. I am not sure if the theme of this temple would sit well with Buddha himself but as we know man’s ability to alter the pure truth of all religions is……well the basis of all religion!
Now this guy below has obviously upset the lady because she is looking and acting definitely p****d off. A John and Lorena Bobbett moment, remember them? Not sure which of Buddha’s teaching this one relates to but someone can bring me up to speed in the comments! The motto in my mind is NEVER upset a Thai woman.
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Thanks for dropping in – lunch anyone?